Ship Finance International Limited

May 24, 2013 07:31 ET

SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 1Q 2013 Results

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance") (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its preliminary financial results for the first quarter 2013 on Thursday May 30, 2013.

The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for all shareholders and interested parties on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST) / 4:00 PM (Central European Time). Relevant material will be available from the investor relations section at www.shipfinance.org as of the same day.

In order to listen to the presentation you may do one of the following:

a. Webcast
Go to the Investor Relations section at  www.shipfinance.org  and click on
the link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, you
need to have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a sound
card on your computer.

b. Conference Call
Participants dial in numbers:

  US Toll Free #                      1 877 280 1254

  International Dial In #             +44 203 427 1913

  Norwegian Toll Free #               80056054

  Conference ID:                      9776309

There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to
ask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session.

A replay of the conference call will be available until June 6, 2013 by
dialing:

  US #                                1 347 366 9565

  International Dial In #             +44 203 427 0598

  The replay access code is:          9776309#

About Ship Finance

Ship Finance is a major ship owning company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings, the Company has a fleet of 65 vessels, including 24 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical tankers, 12 drybulk carriers, 15 container vessels including four newbuildings, six offshore supply vessels, one jack-up drilling rig, one ultra-deepwater drillship, two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs and two car carriers. The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on long-term charters.

More information can be found on the Company's website: www.shipfinance.org

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements. These statements are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination of historical operating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions. Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this presentation include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company's operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source: Ship Finance International Limited via Thomson Reuters ONE

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Contact Information

  • Investor and Analyst Contacts:
    Harald Gurvin
    Chief Financial Officer
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 09

    Magnus T. Valeberg
    Senior Vice President
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 12

    Media Contact:
    Ole B. Hjertaker
    Chief Executive Officer
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 11